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Hospital pricing initiative dead with new agreement

The SEIU-UHW have dropped support of a pair of intiatives that would've tareted pricing and executive compensation at California hospitals.A pair of ballot propositions that targeted hospital pricing and CEO pay in California have been dropped as part of an agreement between the California Hospital Association (CHA), some of its member hospitals and the Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW).

Visalia Chamber announces awards finalists

The Visalia Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists of its annual awards, with the winning businesses to be announced during a dinner on June 19.

Year-to-year Fresno home prices up

CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, has released its March CoreLogic Home Price Index report showing a big year-over-year jump in Fresno area home prices.

Grocery Outlet opens May 22 in downtown Fresno

The Fresno area's fourth Grocery Outlet store is scheduled to open on May 22, filling the vacant space formerly occupied by Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market.

Pandol elected grape chair

Outgoing Chairman John V. Zaninovich, left, hands the gavel to newly appointed Chairman Louis Pandol.
Louis Pandol of Pandol Bros., Inc. in Delano has been elected as the new chairman of the California Table Grape Commission in Fresno, succeeding the prior chairman John V. Zaninovich of Vincent B. Zaninovich & Sons.

USI Insurance acquires Fresno Wells Fargo office

The Fresno location of Wells Fargo Insurance Services was one of 40 acquired in a deal by USI Insurance Services of New York.

Fresno State ranks high on college list

Fresno State came in at 21 among the nation's top colleges, according to new rankings by Time Magazine.

Setton Farms to be sports Emmy sponsor

Setton Farms—a Terra Bella-based pistachio processor and producer of Pistachio Chewy Bites—will be a sponsor of the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards on May 6 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York.

Drought to be focus of water tech conference

California’s drought will be the focus of the 2014 Water Technology Conference set for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis Veteran’s Memorial Building.

Kaiser Permanente Fresno receives top score

Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center received the top score of “A” by the Leapfrog Group in its annual safety report, which examined and graded more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States.